Medical College of Wisconsin Public Statement on Masks and COVID-19
COVID-19 spreads most easily through respiratory droplets produced when people in close contact with each other cough, sneeze, or talk. Keeping a physical distance of six feet or more from others, washing your hands frequently, and avoiding places where many people are congregating are scientifically proven tools within our control to slow the spread of COVID-19. Recent scientific studies have shown that cloth masks are another important and effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and that cloth masks provide the greatest protection for all when they are worn by individuals in public places.
“This is a difficult time for all of us and our resilience continues to be challenged as the pandemic evolves," continued Dr. Raymond. "Small acts of kindness and empathy go a long way to help each other through this challenge.”
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